Wednesday January 29, 2020

Mad about the magical madrigals

There is something magical about the very name “madrigal’’ that evokes past glories of popular music like no other, so the arrival of The King’s Singers to the NCH comes right on cue with yet another television outbreak of the Tudors, a dynasty that

21st January, 2015
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The King’s Singers, an all-male acapella sextet, was formed by six choral scholars from King’s College, Cambridge in 1968. Since then it has built a cutting-edge reputation that Henry VIII himself would have relished. After all, it has been claimed that Henry composed the enduringly popular Greensleeves during his spare time between wives and wars. But then, after the stress of all those family decapitations, cutting-edge music must have seemed very relaxing indeed....

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